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What Ashley Learned From The Women in Her Life

What Ashley Learned From The Women in Her Life

What makes Ashley amazing at what she does is her awareness and sensitivity to the life span of flowers and their juxtaposition and relationship with each other. And she captures it all with an iPhone. 

Five Things My Mother & Grandmother Taught Me ~ Kate

Five Things My Mother & Grandmother Taught Me ~ Kate

Five Things My Mother & Grandmother Taught Me

I lost my mother and grandmother coincidentally on my birthday, just a few years apart from each other. In life, and during their semi weekly phone calls, they often contradicted each other; teasing each other about their differences. I am grateful for their unique distinctions as they both taught me so much. To honor these women I want to share what I learned through their wisdom.
Mom was all drive and heart. She was a raven-haired beauty, though my...


Katzie's Going to Help Us Eat Clean-ish

Katzie's Going to Help Us Eat Clean-ish

I found Katzie, and her cookbook Clean Enough, in my own search for Paleo-ish foods I could eat on the go or cook for my family. As a top ten Pastry Chef, Certified Health Coach, Food and Beverage Director, and Author, Katzie is redefining healthy eating. Her first book: Clean Enough: get back to basics and leave room for dessert, delivers on this sustainable approach, through an artistic collection of real food recipes, best of class desserts, and mindful lifestyle methods. I tried her Rainbow salad recipe (recipe below) and was so psyched to try such a different salad with seriously fun flavors. 

My Deepest Fear Is Not Being Eaten By An Angry Group of Sharks

My Deepest Fear Is Not Being Eaten By An Angry Group of Sharks

When I was going through my certification courses to become a yoga teacher, one of my mentors asked me what my deepest fear was. Being eaten by an angry group of sharks? Being kidnapped by a demonic clown? Losing my family in a car crash? 

My Life in Mason Jars

My Life in Mason Jars

One of my New Year's “attempts” (resolution sounds so heavy) is to try and eat lunch. Living in Dallas and having three kids at three different school campuses means lots of driving. Which translates to eating two out of three meals in the car. I can guzzle water like a frat boy downs beer, but I seem to forget to eat until it’s 5 pm. By then I’m just hangry and resort to Pringles and a handful of almonds until dinner’s ready -- hence the New Year’s attempt. To make things more complicated, I try to eat paleo--no dairy,...